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Elevating Your Web Design Skills

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

There are many ways to build a web design business without coding skills. Numerous innovative companies have made it easier than ever to build beautiful, attractive sites and these tools are a great way to start your own web design business. After you’ve built a customer base, it may be time to up your game by diving into learning how to do more complex web design projects.

One great way to gain the skills you need is to attend a web design bootcamp. There, you can learn how to enhance your web design skills to include more complex features, improve user experience, and learn to build basic web apps.

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  • Building your base skills

  • Advancing beyond the limitations

  • Benefits of attending a web design bootcamp

Building Your Base Skills

Tools like Wix, WebFlow, Squarespace, and Elementor are perfect for building your base understanding of creative web design. Using these tools to deliver websites to clients with smaller budgets can also help you build a client base. In a way, you’re both helping one another start small and work your way up.

Advancing Beyond the Limitations

Once you’ve got a solid foundation of web design skills, why not challenge yourself to learn new skills and increase your offerings to new and existing clients? One of the most valuable traits of any business is repeat customers. If your skills stay at the same level, there is no reason for your previous clients to come back to you when they want something new for their site.

But, if you show your previous customers that you are building your own skillset, and you can now offer them new features for their existing sites, you’re bound to get their business again. This, in turn, can increase the chances of them recommending your services to their friends, family, or colleagues. If you want to learn more about the different web design fields and what to look out for in the process, check out these tips from Toptal.

Benefits of Attending a Web Design Bootcamp

When you decide to advance your skills, you have many options. You can find free resources to teach yourself a few new skills, but it is likely that even though abundant, free resources will only take you so far. So, if you’re really serious about upping your web design game, a more formal educational setting will help you stay focused.

Getting a degree from traditional degree programs can be daunting. They come with the commitment of several years and loads of student loan debt. While some prefer this option, it is important to note that it’s not your only option.

Coding bootcamps have grown exponentially in recent years and for good reason. They are focused on teaching you only the skills you need, foregoing a lot of the educational padding of a traditional degree program. This means you can put your new skills to work faster; a matter of weeks as opposed to years, and at a fraction of the cost.

Additionally, your new skills open the opportunities to approach larger companies. For example, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and more are recognising the benefit of dropping degree requirements and hiring coding bootcamp graduates. Even if you don’t approach large corporations, offering a wider array of services to your customers is a win-win for you both. No matter which way you look at it, investing in boosting your web design skills is going to bring you great new opportunities.

Meet the Author

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Chad M. Crabtree is the Editor-in-Chief at Career Karma, a startup dedicated to helping aspiring tech workers gain the skills they need to break into in-demand careers as web developers, software engineers, and data scientists.


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